Wassili Widmer
(17 min) 


Concept, direction camera and video editing by Wassili Widmer

Charlotte Arnhold 
Claude Nouk 
Tess Wood
Wassili Widmer 

Sound by Finn O’Hare
Filming by Daniel Hughes
Lighting Design by Jazz Hutsby
CCA Technician Kenny Christie
Lighting Hires from CPE Lighting
Sound Hire from Brand Calibre
Produced by Civic Room

Part of the HUBRIS programme curated by Civic Room for Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art 2021

Supported by Creative Scotland

Special thanks to Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

Artists Biography

Wassili Widmer is an artist who lives and works in Glasgow. In his practice he explores the ideas of performativity of space through mixed media by considering the elements ‘score’ and ‘event’ of the Fluxus movement. 

In relation to the discourse of transhumanism he explores the field between virtuality and performativity. A performance score can be seen as a form of coding the body and is inherently performative and arguably also virtual. This performativity is an essential part of human coexistence in social spaces (for example, in rave culture) or in cyberspace. Widmer’s practice asks why and how we perform and what its interpersonal consequences are. His practice revolves around ideas of collaboration, communication and empathy. 

Group exhibitions
Group exhibitions include: 58th Venice Biennale, Liechtenstein symposium: Art in Dataspace at the Museo Correr, Venice (2019); Hopelessly Devoted, Garment Factory, Glasgow (2019); Heimspiel, Art Museum Appenzell (2018); Liste Art Fair, Basel (2018); 5 3 N S 3 N () ‡ VOL. 999, No Nation Art Gallery, Chicago (2017); Stereoskop IV, PFERD, Vienna (2017); Manifesta, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich (2016).

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